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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • Congressional Roll Call 2002by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2003; US$ 48.30

    CQ Press’s Congressional Roll Call continues to be the definitive reference source of congressional voting information for students, scholars, political professionals, and all citizens who want to be informed about their representatives’ voting records. Congressional Roll Call 2002 provides an objective, authoritative member-by-member survey... more...

  • The Social and the Symbolicby Bernard Bel; Jan Brouwer; Biswajit Das

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 35.95

    This book argues that communication – an exchange of symbols – is the essence of society and that this exchange is the foundation on which the human collective is based. It explores how the collective sense of the self is defined either with reference to, or in defiance of, dominant existing traditions. The various essays highlight the links... more...

  • Congressional Representation & Constituentsby Brian Frederick

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95

    Brian Frederick uses empirical data to scrutinize whether representation has been diminished by keeping a ceiling on the number of seats available in the House and argues that now is the time for the House to be increased in order to better represent a rapidly growing country. more...

  • Filibusteringby Gregory Koger

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    In the modern Congress, one of the highest hurdles for major bills or nominations is gaining the sixty votes necessary to shut off a filibuster in the Senate.  But this wasn’t always the case. Both citizens and scholars tend to think of the legislative process as a game played by the rules in which votes are the critical commodity—the... more...

  • What the Anti-Federalists Were Forby Herbert J. Storing

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 15.00

    The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's view, are somewhat paradoxically entitled to be counted among the Founding Fathers and to share in the honor and study devoted to the founding. "If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists," he writes, "the Anti-Federalist reservations echo through American history; and it is... more...

  • The Children Who Ran for Congressby Darryl J. Gonzalez

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00

    Each year, thousands of Americans and international tourists visit the Capitol building in Washington, DC. These visitors view the activity on the House and Senate floor from the galleries and see pages darting back and forth, but what are they doing and why are teenagers working in the Capitol building? more...

  • Women in the Clubby Michele L. Swers

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    In the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, Democrats and Republicans were locked in a fierce battle for the female vote. Democrats charged Republicans with waging a “war on women,” while Republicans countered that Democratic policies actually undermined women’s rights. The women of the Senate wielded particular power, planning... more...

  • The American Senateby Neil MacNeil; Richard A. Baker

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    The United States Senate has fallen on hard times. Once known as the greatest deliberative body in the world, it now has a reputation as a partisan, dysfunctional chamber. What happened to the house that forged American history's great compromises? In this groundbreaking work, a distinguished journalist and an eminent historian provide an insider's... more...

  • Legislative Learningby Timothy J. Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 49.95

    Legislative Learning breaks new theoretical and descriptive ground in examining the political perceptions, policy principles and power plays of the influential 104th Republican freshmen in the U.S. House. more...

  • Who Speaks for the Poorby Richard A. Jr Hays

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    This book addresses the central question of how the interests of the poor gain representation in the political process by examining the interest group system. more...